Coordinator for Kamloops Youth Climate Corps
Hours: 35 hours per week
Date Range: End of February / beginning of March to October 2023
Compensation and benefits: $27 - $30 per hour depending on qualifications and experience; 16 vacation days; 30 minutes of paid wellness time per day.
This position oversees the daily operations of the Youth Climate Corps program in Kamloops.The Kamloops Coordinator will work closely with the City of Kamloops to deliver a home climate resilience program. With direction from the YCC Program Manager and in collaboration with the City of Kamloops and external partners, the Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the Kamloops YCC program is running smoothly and meeting goals set for the program overall, particular projects, crew members, community partners, funders, and others as relevant. The Coordinator will supervise and work alongside five Climate Action Technicians, as well as facilitate learning opportunities. The Coordinator is responsible for building and upholding an inclusive workspace with a sense of belonging for all involved in the YCC Kamloops program. All of the work will apply an equity lens to prioritize projects that serve communities disproportionately affected by the climate crisis.
The YCC Kamloops project is a pilot project. The applicant must be comfortable with problem solving, troubleshooting, uncertainty, and program review and reporting.
CLIMATE LEADERS OF TOMORROW
GETTING THE WORK DONE TODAY
GREEN CAREER WITHIN YOUTH CLIMATE CORPS
Youth Climate Corps is a youth-led climate action program that delivers tangible community benefits at the local level while generating momentum across Canada.
We bridge the gap between knowledge and action, aspirational climate targets and next step practicalities. Our vision is about building better leaders who can communicate, collaborate, navigate barriers, and build capacity by embracing challenges as an opportunity to grow and learn. We provide young people with opportunities to make a difference in their communities while earning wages and developing skills that will prepare them for meaningful future work and engaged citizenship. Within Youth Climate Corps, young people can improve their own lives while becoming part of something bigger than themselves.
Climate Action Coordinator Responsibilities
Working with community partners:
YCC strives to build collaborative partnerships with aligned organizations that will better support the communities we serve.
Build relationships with stakeholders and Indigenous rights holders in the community.
Find meaningful opportunities to support climate action projects in Kamloops.
Work effectively with residence to support decarbonizing homes.
Recruitment and staff management:
Recruit, interview and provide training and onboarding for five Climate Action Technicians
Maintain a inclusive work space with a strong sense of belonging and community
Provide feedback, monitor performance, and provide learning opportunities for the Climate Action Technicians. Facilitation experience is an asset.
The coordinator will work with the City of Kamloops and project partners to plan, organize, and direct the completion of specific projects while ensuring these projects are on time, on budget, and within scope.
Ensure a safe working environment per WorkSafeBC standard:
Ensure the health and safety of all workers under your direct supervision.
Know the WorkSafeBC requirements that apply to the work under your supervision and make sure those requirements are met.
Ensure workers under your supervision are aware of all known hazards.
Ensure workers under your supervision have the appropriate personal protective equipment, which is being used properly, regularly inspected, and maintained.
Foster a working culture of belonging, inclusion, and a positive learning environment. Experience with conflict resolution and group culture building is an asset.
Facilitate and deliver the YCC core curriculum.
Climate Action Coordinator Qualifications
Must live in the Kamloops area (or be willing to relocate on short notice). Strong familiarity with the area, its communities, and local activities relating to climate change and anti-oppressive justice work are strengths.
Asset to have pre-existing relationships with local groups and organizations leading climate action and justice work in Kamloops.
Experience, knowledge and passion for the following areas:
Group leadership and facilitation: Cultivating positive, inclusive, and productive group dynamics
Project management: Keeping many moving parts organized
Training/teaching: Helping diverse people learn new things and learning alongside them
Relationship building: Being an ambassador to the wider community
Communications: Telling impactful stories through various mediums
Program development: creating a program with progression, learning opportunities, and engaging and exceptional experiences
Familiarity with climate change, climate action, and anti-oppressive justice work and related fields such as food security, systemic inequality, energy, forestry, ecology, extractive capitalism, and others.
The Kamloops program will be engaging with decarbonizing homes, and working with residence to adopt energy efficiency and sustainability practices in their homes. Knowledge of energy efficiency, building envelopes, and decarbonizing homes is an asset.
Be able to work independently and within a team.
Candidates 35 years old or younger may be preferred due to youth-specific program funding sources and to support our vision of youth leadership, though older candidates will also be considered.
Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
YCC is committed to equity and inclusion in our hiring processes and work environment and we encourage women, people of colour, people of Indigenous ancestry and LGBTQ2+ individuals to apply for this position. We strive to ensure that YCC is a safe place, and are continually deepening our commitment to anti-oppressive operations within YCC.
No ‘formal’ post-secondary education is required, as we recognize that ‘formal’ education at colleges and universities is just one version of many types of meaningful education.
Please send your cover letter or short video (please no longer than 5 minutes) and resume explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and why you are a good fit to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applications will be open until February 20th. If you plan to apply but cannot do so immediately, we recommend that you email now to let us know when we can expect your application. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.